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Law Officer, P2 - Darwin

Department of the Attorney-General & Justice, Legal Services - Legal Policy

  • Professional 2 - Remuneration Package $92,625 - $110,802 (including salary $80,049 - $95,996)
  • Full-time, temporary

Primary objective

To provide portfolio Ministers, the NT Government and its Authorities and Instrumentalities with the best possible legal service with respect to legal policy.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Under direction, provide sound legal and policy advice.
  • Participate as requested in the development of legal policy and less complex legislative amendments.
  • Report to supervisor and Executive leadership on the progress of matters.
  • Develop and maintain a good level of knowledge of relevant areas of the law and of relevant practices and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing and prepare Cabinet Submissions, ministerials, briefing papers and other correspondence.
  • Represent Legal Policy, liaise with clients and deal with people and issues in a professional manner.
  • Organise work so as to manage priorities effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Accept responsibility for the content and presentation of all documents produced.

Selection criteria - essential

  • Admission to practice as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory or eligibility for such admission (any person eligible for admission will be required to be admitted if appointed to this position).
  • Experience and knowledge in the practice of law in relevant fields.
  • Experience in the organisation and management of a personal legal practice.
  • Proven conceptual, analytical and collaborative skills in researching and evaluating issues, defining options and preparing recommendations as directed.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively and to communicate in a professional manner.
  • Ability to manage workload in order to meet government needs and deadlines, to cope with pressure and to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to provide legal policy advice while maintaining the highest standards of ethics and accountability.


Knowledge of, and ability to, interpret a wide range of Northern Territory legislation.

Further information

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an
applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

Please click here to download the complete Position Description.

Position closes 14 June 2018.

Contact: Jenni Daniel-Yee Director Legal Policy on 08 8935 7667 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Last modified: 13/06/2018 10:09 AM

Office Location

Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800

Mailing Address

GPO Box 2388
Darwin NT 0801


Telephone: (08) 8981 5104
Fax: (08) 8941 1623
ABN: 62 208 314 893